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Old 11-29-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Safety - Propane Hoses

Everyone, please go check your propane hoses. Specifically where they meet the propane bottles.

I was getting ready for a short weekend trip on Friday. Turned on the bottles to purge the system of any air and check the fridge/water heater/stove/heater like I always do. Everything was fine so I went inside. I can out a few minutes later, went into the trailer and could smell propane pretty bad. First thing I did was went to the tanks to turn them off and found they were both leaking. Just past the green connector where the black hoses meet there is a black gasket. Both of mine were leaking. My trailer is not even two years old. I do live in Arizona, but I have had other trailers/rv's and have never seen this. My propane bottles are covered by a white plastic cover.

My dealer didn't have any technicians in on Black Friday. They had a couple of replacement hoses luckily. I had to buy the hoses on my dime, but will be contacting Jayco for reimbursement on Monday and to let them know what happened. This could have been a real problem if it had happened as I was driving down the road or away from the trailer while camping.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:58 AM   #2
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Strange that both would leak at the same time. My tank valves will shut-off if there is a leak pressure drop of any volume.
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Yes mine will shut-off too with the slightest leak in the connection.


If you came into the trailer and smelled the propane you might have a leak inside.
If the smell is outside then check the couplers if they are hand tight.
Check the O-rings in the coupler. And by the way don't panic!
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I experienced the same problem and was told that because I didn't trust their being just "hand tight" I used a pair of slip joint pliers for that last little tweak, and that cut the O-rings.
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